Andy Carlson

Freelance Animator & Illustrator

Location:Orem, Utah, United States
2 Skills

Friendly, open-minded, self-disciplined creative professional with over a decade of experience both as an animator/illustrator and an additional 2 years experience as an Art Director. Excellent communication skills and works easily with others to ensure projects are completed on time with the highest of quality. Proficient in current versions of Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, and Acrobat with some working knowledge of After Effects and Sound Booth.

Professional Experience

Birthday Alarm and Zuno Inc. - Contracted Art Director, 2010 to 2012

• Worked with over 30 freelance artists all over the globe to create new ecards
• Managed creative content, continuously monitored ratings and improved existing content to maximize customer satisfaction
• Continuously updated site content while creating new ecards
• Sought out and recruited new talent while mentoring current artists
• Brainstormed characters/concepts for ecards and collaborated with multiple artists to bring those concepts/cards to life
• Developed methods of Flash fla to mp4 conversion and oversaw the conversion of over 3,000 cards to multiple formats
• Negotiated contracts with artists, including rates and fees

Freelance Animator/Illustrator/Designer, 2005 to 2010

• Illustration, Animation, and Design for several clients on a variety of projects for both web and print
• Created animations in Flash and After Effects
• Brainstormed and developed characters/concepts/scripts for ecards, educational workbooks, interactive media and promotional content
• Provided consultations on improving website content

Rainbow Bridge Publishing/Carson-Dellosa Publishing - Designer, Illustrator, Animator, 2000-2005

• Developed page layout and created illustrations for workbooks, flash cards, and other printed products
• Created promotional Flash content, animated gif banners, and graphics for company’s websites
• Designed banners for trade shows and other promotional purposes
• Responsible for Pre-flight of all InDesign layouts and generation of press-ready pdf files


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 1998
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Associates of Science Degree, 1995
College of Easter Utah, Price, UT

Technical skills

Proficient in:
•Flash •Photoshop •Illustrator
•Acrobat •In Design

Working knowledge of:
• After Effects • Sound Booth
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